Last week we already showcased you some of FlightFactors upcoming A320 for X-Plane. This time you can see the planes autoland system doing its thing.
Just a few days ago, Flight Factor announced they’re working on a highly detailed version of the A320 for X-Plane. This got fans excited to see what the 64-bit platform could do for the airline type. With advance features and different simulator parameters, X-Plane fans were excited to see what could be done. Luckily, we didn’t have to hold our breath long as a video showcasing the aircraft landing into Madeira was released onto Youtube.
The video not only shows the RNV approach, but also the incredible rain effects splashing against the windshield.
I’m personally not convinced by all the texturing and modelling work, but it is worth remember this is still work in progress.
You can view it above. More news when we get it.
Flight Factor has today announced their little secret about their Flight Factor A320 Ultimate. They have finally officially announced that they are going to create their Airbus A320 Ultimate.
Flight Factor began two years ago with a cooperation group to work on a real training sim for pilots. A simulation that has a totally different depth than their Profession series models.
After additionally two years of extra tough work FF are close to completion with their A320 model. Compared to the A350 that FF has made before this new A320 is made by a completely different team. This comes from” the real world” so to speak. The model is going to be completely different than what he have previously seen and experienced before which sounds interesting.
Previously the only Airbus A320 available for XP10 and today even XP 11 was the JARDesign A320 Neo.
Here are some of the unique features planned for release:
· Hi quality and realistic interior and exterior visual model.
· Hi quality and realistic sound pack with hundreds of sounds from the real aircraft.
· Hi quality display graphics (4K panel).
· Unique rain effects.
· Fast access popup panel system.
· Precise aerodynamical model with unique features like transonic effects, hi speed stall etc.
· Specific engine model with realistic performance and dynamics.
· Realistic simulation of transition effects, self-tests and other real aircraft undocumented features.
· Precise flight management system with full profile predictions and modes of operation.
For more information head over to X-Plane Forums to read the complete announcement of their new A320 Ultimate by FF.
Since the release of the widebody series of Black Box Simulations Widebody series, the team have been working on creating the next update for their A320 series of aircraft. The Airbus Xtreme Prologue update has been “progressing well” based on feedback from other users and pilots. The team took a few quick previews of the A320 virtual cockpit from Prepar3d v3. The textures are “totally new” and the modelling has been “refined”.
“Moving along with speed”
Black Box Simulations have asked that nobody asks for a release date as it’s unknown, but they are moving along as quickly as possible. For now, check out the previews of the circuit board and a few other features of the new virtual cockpit.
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It would appear that our stockings could contain FSLabs’ A320X for Prepar3d.
With FSLabs having a successful launch of their fantastic A320 for FSX back in August, Prepar3d users have been left wondering when their Sim would see the addon. It was confirmed that it would be a few weeks / months after the FSX release, but we’re not biting at the bit to get our hands on the desktop aircraft sim.
Since then, the P3D version has officially been shown off publicly. You can see the only P3D screenshot we could find above. When asked about the status of the product, Andrew Wilson stated it was their “intention to get the A320 for P3D out before the holiday season.”
It is certainly our intention to get the A320 out for P3D before the holiday season.
Whether “holiday” means Thanks Giving or Christmas is unknown. Either way, to know it’s still on track for 2016 is great news.
The focus is on performance for FSLabs’ A320
Andrew then went on to talk about that the main items are complete, and that the “focus” is on performance.
At this stage, most of the items we had wanted to focus on for the P3D build are completed and we’re now focusing on making additional optimisations, in an effort to squeeze a little more performance out of the aircraft for you.
With many users of the FSX version experiencing a few issues with performance, it was also confirmed that any updates and performance optimisations that were found would then be made available for Flight Simulator X users via an update.
We are super excited to finally have this in-depth A320 in Prepar3d. In the mean time, however, you can purchase the FSX version and then ‘upgrade’ to help spread the cost. It’s expected that the Prepar3d version will cost around $30-$40 more.
Will you be purchasing the FSLabs A320 on launch or is it too expensive?